The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1292906 (stock #TCR1840)
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This is a shell shaped serving dish from the Usunokochi-yaki Kilns of Southern Kyushu dating from the Edo period used as a serving dish on pleasure boats which plied the seas and rivers of Kagoshima, the ancient seat of government for the Satsuma fief. The theme of shellfish likely reflects what it held, with a large tray for fish, and smaller trays for side dishes, pickles or soy sauce. The barnacle in center would have held the chopsticks upright...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1292905 (stock #MOR4795)
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$1,200.00
A spectacular black lacquered wooden sign carved with bold characters over a gold gilded carp swimming through a torrent of waves dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. It is in fine condition, with only minor marks typical of age. It measures 4 feet (121 cm) long, 14 inches (35 cm) wide and is 1-1/2 inches (3.5 cm) thick at the frame edge.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1292665 (stock #SAR4794)
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A superb 18th century samurai armor in raw iron and genuine gold gilding. It features a Tetsuji 28 plate Koboshi Suji Kabuto with three lame Kasa-jikoro featuring prominent fukigaeshi and a kuwagata with large Maedate displaying the crest matching the rest of the suit. It has three iron shinodare in front, two in back and features a beautifully worked iron tehen kanamono...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1292061 (stock #TCR4790)
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A monkey reaches toward the moon, arms outstretched from the gnarled trunk of an ancient blossoming plum on the side of this large pottery bowl by Kiyomizu Rokubei IV and decorated by a young Takeuchi Seiho. It is 23 cm (9 inches) diameter, 9.5 cm (4 inches) tall and is in excellent condition, and comes enclosed in a fine custom made kiri-wood box.
Kiyomizu Rokubei IV (1848-1920) was first born son of Rokubei III, and took over the family business in 1883 upon the death of his father...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1291919 (stock #TCR4789)
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Gnarled plums cover the unusual rich blue ground of this antique tsubo vase from the Arita kilns dating from the early 20th century. It is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) tall and in fine condition, signed on the base. The decoration is performed entirely in overglaze enamels with a gold rim,and is both vivid and fresh. One of the more unusual pieces I have seen from this region. It is signed on the base in Red Arita sei Miyuki Gama
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1291474 (stock #TCR4787)
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“Oars beat in time to the seamans lighthearted song as the moon floats high above his fishing boat”, a festive poem for drinking scrawled in running script on the hand formed and pinched bottle followed by the signature Rengetsu. It is 5 inches (12 cm) tall and in fine condition.
Much has been written about the life and work of poet/artist Otagaki Rengetsu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1291326 (stock #MOR4874)
The Kura
$1,400.00
A most unusual Chochin-dashi ornament in the shape of a horse leaping over a ball of gilt nishiki cloth. The body of the dignified animal is covered in burnished gofun. A crest of three stars over the character for 1 adorns the creatures’ saddlepad. It comes mounted on a post enclosed in a wooden box titled Matsuri Chochin Dashi, and would have adorned the end of a pole from which would have been suspended a paper lantern. There are cracks in the gofun and a chip in the ear, tpical of age...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1291246 (stock #MOR4873)
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Dojin Buddhist image, mid to late Edo period. Paper and polychromed gofun over wood. It is 32 x 20 x 32 cm. Missing one finger. It likely originally held a paper scroll of some form which has disintegrated over time. Great expression. The stand in the 8th picture is not included and is there as an example.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1291245 (stock #MOR4224)
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$260.00
A pair of yellow-bronze candle sticks standing 33 cm (13 inches) tall and dating from the 19th century. They are in fine condition, an excellent size for tabletop dining.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1291183 (stock #TCR4451)
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$1,500.00
Popular in Buddhist Tea Circles in the Edo period, this recovered Tokoname Fushiki pot, very roughly fired, dates from the mid to late Kamakura period (1192-1333), but was unearthed and used as a mizusashi during the Edo. A kiln mark in the shape of a fish tail, or perhaps broad leaf, (like a ginko leaf) is struck in the side, partially obscured by glaze. Old red lacquer seals a crack in the side, and a drainage hole originally in the bottom has been filled...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1291033 (stock #TCR4869)
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$750.00
A fine Tetsu-yu Chaire in rich red clay from the Niwa-yaki kinlns of Zeze in Otsu, first and last stop on the Old Tokaido from Kyoto. It has a zogei lid and comes wrapped in a silk bag, enclosed in a black lacquered wooden container. It is 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall, 2 inches (5 cm) diameter and in fine condition, the raw clay on the base worn to a beautiful sheen. Due to age the outer wrapping of silk on the bag containing the piece has partially disintegrated.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1291032 (stock #TCR4320)
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$1,300.00
A single undulating line forms waves on the neck of this handled Iga pot dating from the 17th century. Green ash glaze covers the upper front, leaving a smattering of ash and raw clay visible over the body, the occasional shiseki stone bursting from the surface. The Tsubo is 8 inches (20.5 cm) tall, roughly 6 inches (16 cm) diameter. There are of course small old nicks but no major damage or repairs. This is a superb example of Ko-Iga pottery...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1291029 (stock #TCR4489)
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$600.00
A spray of ink decorates the side of this Edo period Karatsu Kataguchi Chawan Tea bowl enclosed in a black lacquered wooden box. It is 6-1/2 x 4 x 3 inches (15.5 x 9 x 8.5 cm) and is in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1700 item #1291027 (stock #TCR4449)
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$950.00
A wide Hira Chawan covered in earthy gray glaze with an upturned rim dating from the 17th to 18th centuries enclosed in a tattered red lacquered wooden box. The very small Kodai is in the style of early imported Chinese ware, yet the shape is distinctly Japanese. It is 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) diameter, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in fine condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1290794 (stock #TCR4865)
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A superb 3 stage ukibori Hakuji white porcelain Koro dating form the 19th century of extremely pure calium clay. This is either from the Hirado kiln area, or possibly top quality Kyo-yaki. The main brazier sits on triad of beast-head feet, supporting a diaper above which is a trumpeting body with raised floral motifs and abstract patterns. Above is a covered pot, made in the manner of a Chagama Tea Ceremony Water Kettle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1290500 (stock #TCR4372)
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$500.00
Although reminiscent of very old Tamba, this is likely a salt jar from Luzon, an area with a very long trade history with Japan. It was purchased as part of a collection of tea ceramics. The deeply scored lines and crosshatching provide a tactile playground for the hands and eyes. The irregular shaped and slight sag in the lip add a sense of immediacy, and the richly glistening caramel glaze is superb, leading to drips around the base...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1290414 (stock #TCR4855)
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A simple Tsurukubi (cranes neck) form in clear celadon by Miyagawa Kozan enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 11-1/2 inches (29 cm) tall and in fine condition.
The name Kozan was granted by Prince Yasui-no-Miya in 1851 in honor of the tea ware produced during the later Edo for the imperial Court by the tenth generation head of the Kyoto pottery family Miyagawa Chozo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1290340 (stock #MOR4854)
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A very rare and hard to find 19th century gilded Crown (Kanmuri) for use in the Japanese Noh Theater...